Source: The Joy of Cooking (for the pesto)
Pan Seared Salmon with Pesto Sauce
- Large Salmon Fillet
- S & P
- 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning blend
- 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Season both sides of salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Heat saute pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray. Place salmon (top-side down) onto center of pan and cook until slightly brown (2-3 minutes). Reduce heat to medium-low.
Using a large spatula, flip salmon over, cover pan, and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches about 140 degrees, 4-5 minutes. Uncover and remove from heat. Transfer salmon to a plate and drizzle pesto sauce over fish.
Pesto serves 10, 4 WW points per serving